3924.53 Coverage for person in custody or confined in jail.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Beneficiary" and "benefits contract" have the same meanings as in section 3901.38 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Confinement" means any period of time during which a person is in the custody or under the supervision of the department of rehabilitation and correction or is confined in a local jail, workhouse, or other correctional facility of the type described in section 307.93 , 341.14 , 341.19 , 341.23 , 753.02 , 753.04 , 753.16 , 2301.56 , or 2947.19 of the Revised Code.

(3) "Law enforcement officer" has the same meaning as in section 2901.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) Except as provided in division (C) of this section, no benefits contract shall limit or exclude coverage for the reason that the beneficiary is under confinement or is otherwise under the custody of a law enforcement officer, and a governmental entity is wholly or primarily responsible for rendering or arranging for the rendering of health care services for the beneficiary.

(C) A benefits contract may limit or exclude coverage for health care services rendered to such a beneficiary if the injury or sickness for which the services were rendered resulted from an action or omission for which the governmental entity operating the correctional facility, or the governmental entity with which the law enforcement officer is affiliated, is liable.

Cite as R.C. § 3924.53

History. Effective Date: 09-06-2002